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stares down its debt. abc's jon karl explains. >> reporter: we took a journey to the u.s. mint in philadelphia for a lesson in how the government is losing money by making money. this is the presidential dollar coin. congress ordered the mint to make millions of them to honor every dead president but nobody seems to want them. they cost 32 cents a pop to make. the mint makes nearly 2 million of them every day. do the math. about 600,000 dollars a day to make them. because almost nobody uses these things, most go directly into storage. we found a bunch of them 100 miles down the road in a vault. here at the federal reserve in baltimore, the coins are packed into plastic bags stacked one on top of each other all the way up and down this aisle several aisles of them, millions and millions of dollars in presidential coins. federal reserve says they are piling up so quickly they are spending $650,000 to build a new vault in dallas to hold them. shipping the coins there will cost another $3 million. senator jack reed was one of the co-sponsors of the bill that directed the mint to ma
and crab butter shrimp. [ jon i wouldn'tut it my table at home, i wouldn't bring it in. my name's jon forsythe, and i sea fd differently. >> 44 minutes after the top of the hour. couple of quick headlines for you this morning. mammograms may have little impact on falling cancer death rates. a study suggests that better medicine and treatment actually save more lives. rather than the screening. and one of oprah's prodiges giving her the royal snub. jenny mccarthy was set to create a series for the oprah winfrey network but she was reportedly unhappy with the direction the producers were going. adding insult to injury, she apparently took her ideas to another channel. steve? >> it's always something. meanwhile, listen to this, al-qaida is on the brink of collapse! you heard that in the news? well, that's exactly what "the washington post" is reporting this week citing anonymous government officials as their sources. even defense secretary leon panetta is on board. listen to this. >> we're within reach of strategically defeating al-qaida. >> we were at the point as a result of the ope
, after the media hype, it didn't work. it's passed away. >> we go from jon huntsman to tim pawlenty, a very nice guy, successful minnesota governor. yet the iowa poll that came out suggests tim pawlenty is in big trouble. >> he can't great through. he's on the sunday shows, making speeches at cfr, but he hovers around the 9% margin. if he doesn't make a move quickly, he better watch it. >> a cautionary note on pawlenty. he's been in iowa working for i don't know how long. he's got to be organized for the iowa straw polls in august. i think he's got to outperform whatever present number he has. michele bachmann has been in there three weeks. you have to organize the state and the community. he's probably been in all 99 counties. he might have a surprise showing in the iowa aim straw poll. unless he does, he's in, what was it, deep doo-doo. >> one way to look at it. >> do we arrive at a point where republican candidates -- >> that's the big question. to what degree is this base going to go with anybody but barack? i think romney will prove that out. the race is so unsettled at this po
million for the quarter. and speaking of spin another guy to watch is former utah governor jon huntsman, he may be one of the people that the democrats are most worried about, he pulled in $1.4 million since getting into the race not long ago at all. he's personally wealthy, though, at first he claimed he wasn't going to self-finance the race. now we're being told a little less than half of the $4 million came out of his own pocket. seed money they say. the campaigns have until july 15th to actually report those totals to the federal election commission, randi. >> and, joe, if you would, tell us about this guy carter, he now says he's running for president. >> yeah, well, look, this guy thad mccotter is someone we know from washington, d.c.? he's a congressman, he's from the state of michigan, and you may not know his name, but he's had five terms on the hill, so he's known pretty well. he plays the guitar, likes to quote the lyrics of rock 'n' roll bands, is supposed to make an official announcement at the fourth of july festival in his hometown over the weekend, and, yes, randi, he's
. >> hot pink nail polish on his toes. >> reporter: that jon stewart dubbed it toemageddon 2011. >> really? >> it's a big deal to see boys in pink because it's not the cultural convention. but it's nothing hardwired. boys are not innately aversive to pink, girls are not innately attracted to pink. >> nice to meet you. >> reporter: so along with greg we invited a few other dads whose sons have varied interests and preferences to start an open dialogue about the gender color wars. >> in a perfect world you had your choice, would you rather your son grabbing for the pink shirt or the blue shir >> i'd want him to go to the one he was drawn to. >> i follow my child's lead. because it's not really the point of what i like, it's the point what was my child likes. >> i prefer my child to choose blue. but if he wants to choose the pink shirt over the blue shirt, that's up to him. >> i think the reason parents are uncomfortable with putting boys in pink is frankly they think, it will make him gay. we're all -- people are still homophobic although i think it's chang
leader mitch mcconnell and even jon kyl working with house republicans they're negotiating a way to get this through. one way, we're going to raise the debt ceiling. that we know and the rest of this press conference was a little bit about what is it going to look like? how many cuts are going to be involved? how much is the deficit going to get reduced and then a little bit looking back and friday morning quarterbacking. what could have worked and what didn't work. >> chuck todd in the briefing room, well done. over to david gregory across town. david, of course, the unspoken thing in washington. spoken by some, there is this block of republicans in the house that wants none of it and the republican leadership is having a tough time. >> yeah, i think that limits the scope of what's possible here. my reading of what the president is saying is i can take something that we've already agreed to in principaprincipal. we will have that fight in 2012. a lot of 2012 talk in that, brian. what republicans were not willing to do and how they were not willing to lead and where he was. that will be
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